Saturating wood oils are a great way to achieve long-term protection for your wood cladding. They work by penetrating deep into the pores of the wood and effectively saturating it, to prevent any moisture from entering your cladding.
As saturating wood oils do not form any type of film on the surface of your wood cladding, they will not crack, peel or flake and will work to protect your wood cladding from within, preventing moisture ingress and damage caused by UV exposure.
These penetrating oils come either clear or tinted and are made to enhance the natural look of your wood cladding, rather than to cover it.
Here at Owatrol, we recommend our customers protect their wood cladding with Textrol saturating wood oil. One of our flagship products, Textrol is available in 7 different colours, including rustic oak, redwood tone and clear.
What tools will I need?
You can apply Textrol and our other saturating wood oils with a brush, roller or garden sprayer.
How to protect your wood cladding
If your wood cladding is new, you should first treat it with Seasonite and then leave it to weather for 6 to 12 months, so that Textrol can properly penetrate your cladding.
Before applying Textrol, we recommend that you clean your wood and restore its natural colour with Net-Trol. Any previous coatings on your cladding will need to be removed with a stripper, such as Dilunett for opaque finishes and stains or Aquanett for wood oils, depending whether your wood was previously painted or oiled. You will not need to remove any previous coatings of Textrol.
To apply Textrol:
- Ensure your wood is dry.
- Apply the first coat of Textrol with your brush, roller or garden sprayer. Leave it for 15-30 minutes for it to be absorbed into the wood. Make sure that you don’t let the surface of the wood dry between coats. This could prevent the next coat from penetrating the wood.
- Apply another coat after 15-30 minutes. Repeat this until no more Textrol is being absorbed into the wood.
- Brush or rub off any excess oil from your wood cladding to avoid shiny spots.
Make sure that you work across your wood cladding in sections when applying Textrol. This is so you are able to go back to your initial sections and apply their next coat before they are touch dry.
Clean your tools with white spirit immediately after use. If they dry, you will need to remove the Textrol with paint stripper such as Dilunett.
You should also ensure to properly discard of any cloths or other rags that you’ve used. Please follow the instructions on the tin.
If you would prefer a single coat application, we’d recommend using Textrol HES.
D1 Pro is the best choice if your wood cladding is made of hardwood. If you would like to protect your wood cladding from water damage but keep the grey, weathered look, we would recommend using H4 Wood.
Benefits of saturating wood oil
One of the main benefits of Owatrol’s saturating wood oil is that it is easy to maintain. Maintenance coats are quick and simple and no sanding or stripping is required.
Saturating wood oils not only look great and enhance the natural wood of your wood cladding but also help to protect your wood cladding from moisture and UV damage.